The Dark Moon and the Eclipses — Christopher Pieterszoon Routheut
In the invisible distance, the dark moon moves across, and occults, the summer sun.
Midday’s midnight. The consecution’s confused. The century’s spectacle, barely begun, so soon has half finished fast. Here, however, resting riverside, still and silent between the barn-garth
and the greenth, daylight dims slightly, and slowly brightens back, because an unsuspecting
egret—eagerly, slowly stalking its elusive prey—passes and passes. The diversion’s daylong: Daylong, resting riverside, enjoying, in stillness and silence, slowshine and slightshadow, egret-
Christopher Pieterszoon Routheut‘s alliterative prose poetry has also appeared in AZURE: A Journal of Literary Thought.